Leaving James Blackman to start the second half is an inexplicable offense. There was a series of boos as QB juniors came on the field starting the third quarter. Those boos were louder than LOT after his horrible interception a while later, all but the game was over.
Because the 16,000 fans in attendance knew. Me too, you too.
Whatever the question may be for this Florida football team, James Blackman is not the answer. And that absurd interception took life out of the stadium, out of the team, out of everything surrounding Seminoles’ match on Saturday night.
That’s a bad move.
Especially because in the sequel, freshman Chubba Purdy has been included in the game.
If Purdy is available to play with two points in the third quarter, why isn̵7;t he willing to take one point down? And if you think Blackman is the best option when Travis is injured, why immediately go to freshmen after two throws?
I mean, we know the answer to that: Blackman has proved why he shouldn’t be in the game. But there was no real persuasion in those decisions. And more than anything, you want your coach to be confident in what they’re doing – seemingly not throwing feces against the wall when the times are tough (man, that metaphorical wall is having a tough day. !).
“With his experience we were hoping for a spark,” Norvell said of Blackman.
Instead, he took a match and dipped it in Kerosene, lit the ill-fated boy and then threw it into the woods. So, in a way, I guess it was a spark.
“Yes, we had revenue there on the first drive, gave them a short pitch, and they could turn it into an encounter,” Norvell said after his team’s 41-17 defeat.